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National Alliance for Grieving Children: Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: July 13, 2015

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the grieving children and families they serve in their own communities. Through this network, the NAGC offers online education, hosts an annual symposium on children’s grief, maintains a national data base of children’s bereavement support programs, and promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the issues impacting grieving children and teens. The NAGC, in partnership with New York Life, is seeking proposals from organizations that have identified a need to help them operate more effectively at an organizational level by addressing their organizational strengths and weaknesses and proposing goals that are achievable in a 12-month period.

Proposals should fit one of the five major categories listed below:

  • Planning activities:  organizational assessments; strategic planning; fund development; communications/marketing; recruiting or maintaining volunteer support; business planning
  • Staff/board development: leadership training; defining the role of the board; recruitment of new board members; strengthening governance
  • Strategic relationships/collaboration: technical assistance; consultant support; restructuring; mergers; or business planning
  • Internal operations: improvements to financial management, human resources, or volunteer management; development of evaluation systems and training; facility planning
  • Technology improvements: improving IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software; networking; updating websites; and staff training to optimize use of technology

Amount: Up to 20 awards of $10,000 each.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Applicants must have been operating for at least one year, providing services to bereaved youth.

Link: http://www.childrengrieve.org/capacity-building-grants

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